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Bubblegum Crisis (1987)
"Baburugamu kuraishisu" (original title)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Sci-Fi  -  25 February 1987 (Japan)
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A female mercenary team, armed with unique power armor suits, battle the forces of the corrupt mega-corporation, Genom in futuristic Tokyo.

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Credited cast:
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
Sylia Stingray (voice)
Kinuko Ômori ...
Priscilla 'Priss' S. Asagiri (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ...
Linna Yamazaki (voice)
Akiko Hiramatsu ...
Nene Romanova (voice)
Nozomu Sasaki ...
Mackie Stingray (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Leon McNichol (voice)
Ken'yû Horiuchi ...
Daley Wong (voice)
Shûichi Ikeda ...
Brian J. Mason (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Kiyoshi Kawakubo ...
Quincy (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Arnold ...
Quincy (voice) (as David J. Arnold)
Elizabeth Becka ...
Linna Yamazaki (voice)
Nicholas Bottom ...
Executive B (voice)
Jack Bowden ...
Sings Of The Replicants / Additional Voices (voice)
Joyce Leigh Bowden ...
Interviewer / Sings Of The Relicants (singing voice)
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This eight-part OVA (Original Video Animation, or made-for-video) series is set in the giant megalopolis of MegaTokyo in the year 2033. The story chronicles the battles of four women in power armor against an evil mega-corporation called GENOM. BGC is one of the most popular series among fans of Japanese animation ("anime"), as well as fans of the cyberpunk genre. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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In epidose 1, an AD Police officer is looks at a boomer through the HUD display in his helmet. Messages written in English flash on the HUD. On the lower-left hand of the screen reads "KING OF BEER BUDWEISER". On the upper right-hand corner, there is "ST. LOUIS, MO. USA JAP". See more »

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Priscilla S. Asagiri "Priss": You little idiot! If you die, what will Sylvie have died for?
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Soundtracks

Bye Bye My Crisis
Lyrics by Watanabe Natsumi
Music and Arrangment by Makaino Kouji
Performed by The Knight Sabers (Uncredited in Video)
English Performance by Cyndi Wheeler
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Boomer Baby
22 October 2006 | by (Clearwater Fl) – See all my reviews

Bubblegum Crisis: 7 out of 10: Hot chicks, giant robots, and evil corporations fill every frame of Bubblegum Crisis as does some surprisingly catchy Eighties tunes.

Bubblegum Crisis much like Akira or Macross is one of those Anime that separate the thirty something Anime fans from this year's crop of snot nosed wannabees. When you think Japanese cartoons do you think Pokemon or shower scenes. Do you think irritating children or kick ass adults. Do your favorite plots involve the little kids defeating the big evil corporation or adults facing economic hardship and self sacrifice. Bubblegum crisis is an Anime of the latter.

As I settle into my damn kids today voice and distaste for every over hyped, rapid cut seizure inducing, saccharine piece of crap that passes for entertainment these days. (I'm looking your way Cartoon Network). I can sit back and watch full grown woman destroy some boomers (as well as half of Tokyo) and reminisce about my childhood when cartoon characters swore and every battle was followed by a gratuitous nude scene.

Is Bubble Crisis as good as I remember it? No. The episodes are not connected well and vary in quality. Some of the dubbing is dubious and the live action music videos contained in the extras are simply painful.

Does it both allow me to relieve my childhood and look down upon kids today? You betcha.


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